Monday, March 24, 2008


ח קומה יהוה הושׁיעני אלהי כי-הכית את-כל-איבי לחי;
שׁני רשעים שׁברת
8 Arise, LORD; save me, my God; for you have smitten all my enemies upon the cheek,
teeth of the wicked broken.

Opposed to these are the teeth of the righteous preachers of the Church, who bring men into the body of Christ, teeth which should not decay through luxury, but be white with innocence, joined in charity, even in justice, firm in constancy, bony in vigour, biting into sin with doctrine and truth. Of such is written, "Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing."

S. Albertus Magnus. in Neale op. cit.

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